Planet Hacks: Food

Welcome back to Planet Hacks. Every time, I take a look at the coolest hacks you can use to stop your planet from overheating. Now I’ve noticed quite a lot of you guys commenting suggesting just chucking away your planet
and starting again. Now if you’re lucky enough to have a spare
planet lying about, then great. But most of us only have the one, and on Planet Hacks we’re all about making
the most of what you have. So without further ado,
let’s find out how you can hack your planet to lower emissions and get global warming
under control. Last time we had a look at how clearing away
planes could help keep your planet happy. But what other awesome hacks are out there that will make your globe into the
envy of all your friends? Well there’s one hack that’s gaining more and more popularity with
climate nerds like me. But it’s still kinda a hidden feature. Luckily for you, I’m here to
break it down for you. This time, we’re looking at food! Now I know a lot of people don’t realise
food is a big problem: I mean, when’s the last time you saw
a cabbage burning coal or cookies emitting carbon dioxide? But making the food we eat takes serious energy. And that means serious emissions. There are different levels of hack on this one. Let’s start super easy so even the noobs
can keep up. Looking at the planet I’ve got here, you
can see it’s cluttered with food. But 30 to 50% of this goes to waste every year. You won’t believe how easy this first hack is: Just buy the food you’re actually gunna eat. Pretty clever, right? And in France, they’re hacking even harder
by selling ugly vegetables at reduced prices so they don’t go to waste. Cut food waste and boom! You’re well on our way to reducing
emissions from food. But what about you advanced planet hackers? Well to take it to the next level, you might
wanna try changing your diet! That’s because some foods mess up
your planet more than others. The foods that cause the biggest problems
are animal products. That’s because growing animals is way less
efficient than just growing plants. It’s this weird legacy system
of human culture. Too many animal products on your planet could mean controlling global warming
is off the table. So let’s get rid of them! For this hack, I’m going to
demonstrate how to safely remove some food using this fork and spoon. But feel free to use any cutlery
you have lying about. Now lots of people find it pretty tricky to
remove all animal products. But don’t let that put you off. You can achieve loads by just
tweaking your diet. Try just cutting down at first
with Meat Free Mondays. Or how about “veganuary”? That’s Vegan January. Or if you can’t wait that long customer reviews suggest “vegaugust”
is just as good. Here’s a little tip, though, if you’re
not ready go full 100% vegan. The biggest climate culprits
are beef, lamb and dairy. Awesome – all done. And what a difference it’s made to
our gorgeous globe. Changing your planet’s diet could take care
of about 15% of emissions. Not enough to completely fix the problem,
but a huge start. I just know you’re getting a taste for
planet hacks now! So tune in next time for the most
awesome, advanced hack yet! That’s next time in Planet Hacks!

3 thoughts on “Planet Hacks: Food

  1. If you're having any problems hacking your planet, let me know in the comments, and I'll try my best to troubleshoot.

  2. I really enjoyed this and I think it is completely realistic and actionable. Even if people only do a little (cut out one meat meal a week, say) itโ€™ll help. Well done!

  3. Nice one! Am lovin' the vids ๐Ÿ™‚ I was guessing you'd address eating locally grown foods vs imported stuff. But that's a hairy topic, since there are folks who say it'd probably contribute less to CO2 emissions by buying food from an efficient large-scale faraway producer than a less efficient local small business.

    P.S. I still eat eggs and yoghurt, so not quite vegan – but I'm getting there!

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